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Author Ferraro, James L., author.

Title Blindsided [electronic resource] : The True Story of One Man's Crusade Against Chemical Giant DuPont.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : G&D Media, [2019]


Description 1 online resource (248 pages)
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Summary In 1996, an unprecedented decade-long courtroom battle was waged in Florida to help bring justice and hope to the family of a young boy born with no eyes after his mother was doused outside of a local u-pick farm by a chemical fungicide believed to have caused his birth defect and the birth defects of many other children. It was a battle that nearly everyone but attorney Jim Ferraro deemed unwinnable. After all, it involved one of the world's most powerful industrial giants. In the process, it was a fight that changed the landscape of tort law forever. Before it was over Castillo-vs-DuPont would go down in history as the first and one of the most important cases of its kind, setting precedent and also sparking a crucial debate over the questionable use of what is known as the "junk-science defense." Blindsided is a blow-by-blow account of how a lone attorney challenged a dangerous threat to public health ... .and how the defenders never saw defeat coming. It's a real life David and Goliath story-a true courtroom drama for the ages.
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Subject E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company.
Agricultural chemicals -- Physiological effect.
Castillo v. DuPont.
Chemicals -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Morton, Laura, 1964- author.
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ISBN 9781722520014 (epub)
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